- 1Pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner: she will look elegant in black an elegant, comfortable houseMore example sentences
- The Queen then entered with a show of magical lights in her most elegant gown.
- Dressing herself in one graceful movement, she wore a long black dress that looked more elegant then casual.
- For her age of sixty she looked very elegant in it.
- 1.1(Of a scientific theory or solution to a problem) pleasingly ingenious and simple: the grand unified theory is compact and elegant in mathematical termsMore example sentences
- The back of the computer is elegant in its simplicity.
- The user interface, while again somewhat limited, is also elegant in its simplicity.
- The SCSI protocol is elegant in its simplicity.
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- She walked elegantly with a lot of grace and presented her outfits stylishly.
- It may be dull, but it remains true - if you write good stuff and present it elegantly, then you'll be well read in no time at all.
- In contrast, the elegantly cultivated beard was long the prerogative of royalty and the privileged classes.
late 15th century (describing a person dressing tastefully): from French, or from Latin elegans, elegant-, related to eligere 'choose, select' (see elect).